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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 55.00' East  42o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 7,000 ha
Altitude 50 - 412m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2006-2007  35-50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  2003-2006  50 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus non-breeding  2003-2006  1-5 individuals  medium  A1  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   10%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  60%
Desert Semidesert  20%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  12%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 90%
agriculture 10%
hunting 100%
urban/industrial/transport 1%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valley of Bashlychai river. Downloaded from on 30/09/2014

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